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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,260 People

    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.

    Guys, I know I have a long way to go in coming to terms with my problems. But I promise you it gets better, it has to get better. The end isn't here if you're still suffering. I promise you the end will be happy, it just has to be. It can never end like this... there must be...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm not sure if people fill this part out,

    but here goes anyway... Unfortunately, my depression is something I'm ashamed of. Because of that, I hid it for years and got into drugs. When I was 18, I finally told my mom I wanted to die and I needed help. Since then, I've been on multiple anti-depressants and the most...
    Westw30 Westw30 18-21, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Sometimes it would be

    so easy to disappear.. Disappear out of this skin Fluttering around without rest Look for answers I want to disappear But i try To make the body i want Anorexia Being skinny I need help No food But most of all I need love
    callmecat99 callmecat99 13-15, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I have won some of the battles,

    but I wonder if I'll ever be capable to win the war. Sometimes, life is just too much... I feel tired.
    Ushuaia Ushuaia 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I got drunk for the second time last night,

    oh man, did it feel nice. I realized that only drinks can help me, and that drinks are the ultimate medicine.
    SturmWind SturmWind 16-17, M 12 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I could kill myself easily.

    Multiple guns around the house, keys on the counter. I could drive to the desert and blow my brains out. Sometimes I even feel like that's my only option. What's keeping me alive, you ask? Cowardice, pure and simple. It's governed my life, and it continues to govern it. I'm...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    I think the reason I don't kill myself is

    because I would miss my baby bro bro so much. Maybe I can take him with me? Is that wrong? I need help.
    Maya0989 Maya0989 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    well. i'm single i dont really have any real

    friends and my family barely talks to me .. i have people that i talk to online. but that doesn't really mean much to me and usually i am the one who talks to them on first hand and sometimes it takes a very long time for them to answer me and sometimes i don't get any answer at...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Please check out the YouTube channel douglas

    bloch please just take a moment it will help with depression and give you hope
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I haven't felt this way in a really long time

    but tonight I just feel super down :'(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Question for every one here .

    .. Is there a way u can u find a member here ... I lost my previous account so I had to make a new one .. But of course he is not on my friends list no more because I had to create a new account .... Anybody can help? We were going by John and Veronica ... I want to find him...
    chantally100 chantally100 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Ok so I'm not depressed first off.

    I'm troubled... I'm very smart and I look at the world around me past and present. I think what the hell has happened. You see America is a damn dump now days. I'm atheist myself but I look at my generation 12-17 year olds and I see so many atheist. Why care right? Because it's...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I think I'm just a psyco

    who is really losing it
    XoxoxoMaryoxoxoX XoxoxoMaryoxoxoX 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know I'm depressed ,

    I don't want to beleive it. Sometimes my mood fluctuates when things go my way every once In a while making me think I'm not. I'm destroying myself.
    Leojaykid17 Leojaykid17 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    You know when you work on a project all day

    for your computer to not save your work. 6 hours of it.
    HelpIsHere5 HelpIsHere5 22-25 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I made my own quote : Life is like a box of

    chocolates, everything eventually melts. How clever and uplifting right? XD
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    If you can't see anything beautiful about

    yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare s little longer because there's something inside you that made you keep trying, despite everyone who told you to quit. You built a cast around your broken heart, and signed it yourself. You signed it "they were wrong...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm not a fuking role model,

    my girl friend is going through some stuff with one of her friends being bi and my gf is depressed and im just here trying to be strong which is hard with constant thoughts about(go look at my last post) everything looks like it's caving in on me. My education, my family, my...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 13 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Once you start cutting it’s hard to quit.

    I mean sure I can stop for awhile, but i’ll always go back. No matter how many compliments you give me, my mind doesn’t agree. It’s just that people’s minds see differently.
    pushingupdaisies pushingupdaisies 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Currently in bed recovering after

    yet another failed over dose. None if my problems are solved. Clearly the doctor lied when he said I would die if I did it again. At least I have stopped being sick now :s
    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It's creeping and crawling

    but no one will save you. It's caressing my body my soul my mind poisoned, enslaved, trapped, nowhere to go. I have to see a rainbow, breathe in, then breathe out all the bad things. It's bad to be ambitious. It's my demise for this. I'm forces to be miserable.
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Maya0989 Maya0989 13-15, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Try as I may, I can not smile today.

    That usually means bad news is down the way.
    TheBayouGirl TheBayouGirl 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Today, for the first time,

    when I woke up and my reality hit me merciless like a shot to my brain the very same second the sleep disappeared, just like everyday for the past 2 and a half years, I couldn't face it. I just couldn't. I NEEDED to be unconscious again. So I couldn't leave my bed for more than...
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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